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Magical Beastie Bits (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of posts about magical beast parts. Today: the beaver, the hyena, and the lynx. Beavers losing valuable body parts. British Library, Harley MS 4751, Folio 9r Beaver: The beaver is hunted for one special body part, which, we are assured by the best authorities, is required for “medicine”. […]

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Magical Beastie Bits! (Part 1)

A surprising number of medieval animals were thought to have a magical body part, or to have a magical object embedded in them, or to be able to produce a magical object. These magical beastie bits were, of course, much sought after, and often doomed the beastie that had them. In this ?-part series, we […]

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